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Ben Carson's reality

Ben Carson's reality

It's probably a good thing Ben Carson didn't seek his fortune on the gridiron. He'd be going to the referees after every play to demand: "Why are you letting these guys hit me?"

Politics, like football, is a contact sport. Once Carson, a political novice, decided to enter the presidential race, he should have prepared himself for the bruises he was bound to incur.

They have been coming one after another, most of them related to his casual regard for factual accuracy. Last week, it was learned that his claim to have been offered a full scholarship to the U.S. Military Academy by Army Chief of Staff Gen. William Westmoreland was not quite true: He never applied or...